Friday, June 30, 2017

Who is the Future ?

Psalm 89: 1-4, 15-18

With my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generation.  (v. 1)

O God, make us bold to proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.  In Christ's name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those who share their faith stories

My prayer concern:   Using the web to sharing our faith ..

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dental Chair writings

My way ..

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My Way

My trip to the dentist :)

Peter and Paul, Apostles

The Lord . . . gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed.  (v. 17)

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18

Thank you, God, for strengthening us to fully proclaim your message.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who mourn

My prayer:  The Sober family

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Whom to Believe

Jeremiah 28:5-9

Whom to believe?

Thank you, God, for sending Jesus, your word made flesh.  Help us to always believe in him.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those nearing retirement

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

GOD BLESS & go Donald Trump!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-67 (68-80)

You will go before the Lord to prepare his ways.  (v. 76)

When I am serving others, O God, help me always to point to Jesus.  In his name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Volunteers in your community

My prayer concern:  Watch the video and reply in kind

Monday, June 26, 2017

Faith is everything

Galatians 5:2-6

The only thing that counts is faith working through love.  (v. 6)

O God, help me to put my faith into action through loving words and deeds.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those immobilized by indecision

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Matthew 10:24-39

Whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  (v. 38)

Thank you, Jesus, for calling us to follow you and giving us strength to do so.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Seminary interns and first-call pastors

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WeaKly / weekly

My thoughts for this week.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mark "BIGM" Holter

An Interview with our #2 son

We live

Romans 6: 1b-11

So you also must consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.  (v. 11)

O God, through Jesus we are freed from sin and alive in you.  Help us to live as free people, in Jesus'  name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those reluctant to live the good news

My prayer concern ..   Watch the video and reply in kind.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

The conversion of prayer

Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18

Your steadfast love is good, O Lord.  Thank you for hearing our prayers.  In Christ's name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Individuals on your church's prayer list

My prayer concern:  My battery died in the middle of this video :)  and of course the old farm church.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When you can't keep it in

Jeremiah 20:7-13

There is something like a burning fire shut up in my bones.  (v. 9)

Gracious God, the light of your love burns within me.  Help me share it with others, through Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Those hiding their lights "under a bushel"

My prayer:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New crown

More cavities

Left out here alone !

Jeremiah 18: 18-23

Prayer concern:  Those being persecuted for their faith

My prayer concern:  Watch the video and reply in kind.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who is your leader ?

But they say, "It is no use!  We will follow our own plans."  (v. 12)

Jeremiah 18:  12-17

Prayer concern:  Those whose faith is wavering

My prayer:  Watch the video

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Second Sunday of Pentecost

Matthew 9:35 ---- 10:8  (9-21)

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  (v. 37)

Lord of the harvest,  use me to share the gospel in word and deed.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Evangelists

My prayer:  Be a better witness ..   wherever that will lead me.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Be Joyful

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  (v. 1)

May all the nations praise and thank you, O God, for your creative love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer Worshiping communities

My prayer ..  watch the video (if you dare) :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

God will bear you up

Exodus 19:2-8a

You have seen . . . how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.  (v. 4)

Bear us up, so we may live in your blessing and serve your purposes.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those wounded by broken promises

My reply is a song ...  check it out (if you can)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

God's judgement and rescue

Exodus 6:28---7:13

I will ... bring my people . . . out of the land of  Egypt by great acts of judgement.  (v. 4)

God of justice and rescue, make us instruments of your saving work.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those longing for a new beginning

My prayer is on the video.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Lord sees and saves

Exodus 4:27-31

When they heard that the Lord . . . had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.  (v. 31)

God, send me as a messenger of your saving love, in Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those crying out for help.

My prayer concern:  Using whatever skills I may have to help those in need ..   (how about computer skills?)

I am currently trying to become profitable in the market so I can be of help to others.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Barnabas, Apostle

Matthew 10:7-16

Proclaim the good news . . . Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers.  (vv. 7-8)

God, lead us to go, witness, and lead those who hurt, in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Health ministries

My prayer:  Thanking the EMT/First responders  from my trauma April 20, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

True Purpose of the church

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Put things in order . . . agree with one another, live in peace.  (v. 11)

Gracious God. keep our hearts and minds fixed on your loving and saving purpose in Christ.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Congregations in the call process

My prayer:  Thanking our current pastor Jim for his ministry and prayer for the old farm church (my backyard)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My advice for this week for whatever it's worth.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Real work to do

Psalm 8

Yet you have made them a little lower than God.  (v. 5)

God, direct us in the real work you have given us to do in your creation.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Workers who are not treated fairly

My prayer concern:  Our President and the injustice that has been done to me.

Watch the video

Thursday, June 8, 2017

God's blessing in every day

Genesis 1:1---2:4a

God blessed them, saying,  "Be fruitful and multiply."  (v. 22)

Thank you, God, for your steadfast commitment to me and all creation.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those enduring a time of crisis

My prayer concern:  Watch the video

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hope in the midst of suffering

Job 38: 22-38

Can you send forth lightnings?  (v. 35)

Great and good God, uphold me in suffering and lead me to new life and healing.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Victims of natural disasters

My prayer concern:  of course ..  also pray for my healing too, sometimes I can relate to Job in the bible.


Dental work

A little dry humor here :)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Paul was right

2 Timothy 1:12b-14 

I am sure that he is able to guard . . . what I have entrusted to him (v. 12)

Keep us strong, O God, in lives of witness, faith, and service in Jesus' name.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Bible teachers

My prayer concern:  Using the Internet to God's glory and sharing our FAITH with ALL.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Invitation to suffer

2 Timothy 1:8-12a    Join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.  (v. 8)

Lord Jesus, give me courage and endurance as I witness to you in word and deed.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Congregations struggling with conflict

My prayer concern:  Being a witness to prisoners if I have to go back to jail.


PS:  KP today too


John 20:19-23  He breathed on them and said to them, " Receive the Holy Spirit."  (v. 22)

Holy Spirit, give us courage, confidence, and faith every day, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer concern:  Refugees, orphans

My prayer concern:  proper vetting of the refugees and getting right with the city ..  on and on...
I am seeking justice.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

WeAkly / weekly

My advice for this week for what's it's worth.

God's spirit: our source of life

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

You send forth your spirit ... you renew the face of the ground.  (v. 30)

Bless you, Lord, for all of life!  Renew creation through your loving Spirit.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Conservation workers

My prayer concern:  Making this daily google blog work :)  Also, my stock trading.  Also conservation workers ..  also our request to get out of our time share...  also doing what's right in the eyes of the Lord ..  also, ?? :)

That's it ..

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Help and Salvation now

Acts  2:1-21  Help and salvation now!

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord  shall be saved.

God, source of salvation, help us to call upon you with honesty and trust.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who feel overwhelmed by life.

My prayer:  All those that visit our web.  and the fellow in the sauna last night.